What You NEED To Run Star Citizen In 2023

"What is the real minimum spec (requirements) for Star Citizen? In this video I’ll go through CPU, GPU, RAM and Storage to let you know what you really need to play Star Citizen in 2023 (and 2024), aiming for 30 FPS!

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In this video, the speaker discusses the minimum requirements needed to play Star Citizen in 2023, emphasizing that the official minimum specs listed on the website are inaccurate. They recommend a CPU with at least six cores and twelve threads, such as the Intel i7 8700 or the AMD Ryzen 5 3600. On the GPU side, they suggest using an Nvidia 1660 or higher, or an AMD RX 5700 XT if possible, as older AMD cards tend to perform worse in Star Citizen. They also mention that upscaling can be used to improve performance on lower-end GPUs.

In terms of RAM, the speaker disputes the notion that 32 gigabytes is necessary and assures that the game is playable with 16 gigabytes, although having more RAM will provide smoother performance. However, crashing issues may occur in certain areas if the page file is not set correctly, so users with 16 gigabytes of RAM might need to adjust this setting. The speed of the RAM also plays a role, with faster RAM resulting in better performance.

Storage-wise, the speaker advises against using a hard drive, emphasizing the importance of having a solid-state drive (SSD). They mention that there is no notable performance difference between standard SSDs and more expensive NVMe drives. Finally, the speaker briefly mentions laptops, stating that the game is playable on them, but recommends prioritizing a fast CPU when choosing a laptop for Star Citizen.

The speaker also briefly mentions cloud gaming services, specifically noting that they have not had a good experience with them, citing issues with performance, cost, and compatibility. They encourage viewers to reach out to the community for further assistance with building a PC that can run Star Citizen effectively.